In the wake of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani’s killing by the United States, Washington has issued a terror advisory to the American public to stay alert.
The Department of Homeland Security on Saturday upgraded its terrorism hazard advisory system.
The brand-new National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin was issued by acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and warned of a prospective Iranian threat consisting of a cyberattack.
The publication stated that Iran has a robust cyber program and can carry out a cyberattack against the United States.
In the bulletin, Wolf said that there is “no specific, trustworthy threat against the homeland”, highlighting the reality that Iran and its partners have had shown the intents to carry out operations in the United States previously.
” An attack in the homeland might come with little or no warning,” the release read.
Wolf stated that the homeland security department, in addition to various companies, are taking protective steps also cautioning of the possibility of Iran utilizing terrorist activities in retaliation to Soleimani’s assassination.
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” Homegrown violent extremists might capitalise on the increased tensions to launch specific attacks,” the publication read.
On the other hand, shortly after the homeland department’s bulletin warned of a possible cyberattack type Iran, Tehran hackers claimed to breach a United States federal government site.
A group, that declared to be Iranian hackers, breached the site of United States Federal Depository Library Program on Saturday.
The site bore a message swearing revenge for leading Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani’s killing in US airstrikes.
The site also showed images of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei together with the Iranian flag.
Iran’s elite military force’s leader Qasem Soleimani was killed on January 3 in US airstrikes that were performed at the Baghdad International Airport.
Soleimani headed the Revolutionary Guards for over two decades and was amongst the topmost individuals in the nation.